State governments

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018 file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and his wife Angela Ducey, follow the casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., into a memorial service at the Capitol in Phoenix. Arizona has developed a reputation over the past decade for being one of the country's greatest political flashpoints, with divisive debates over immigration, rambunctious populists and a divided GOP. Ducey has navigated the state’s political waters with a buttoned-down approach. The onetime chief executive officer of ice cream chain Cold Stone Creamery on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, named former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the seat vacated by the late John McCain. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
September 05, 2018 - 1:22 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona carries a reputation as one of the country's political flashpoints, with heated debates over immigration, rambunctious populists and a divided GOP. But the man who had the attention of the nation's political establishment this week is a buttoned-down former ice cream company...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018, file photo, Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., asks a question of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she testifies to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Kerri Evelyn Harris, whose resume includes loading giant Air Force cargo planes, frying chicken at a convenience store chain and working as an auto body mechanic, is seeking in the Thursday, Sept. 6, Democratic primary to unseat three-term incumbent Carper, one of the most successful politicians in Delaware history. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
September 05, 2018 - 8:57 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — As outbreaks of antiestablishment activism roil the Democratic Party nationwide, a veteran Delaware political leader who's never been beaten faces a primary election challenge from an insurgent who's never run for office. Kerri Evelyn Harris, whose resume includes loading giant...
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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley celebrates victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the 7th Congressional House Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 05, 2018 - 1:37 am
BOSTON (AP) — In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday's primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old's upset over a 10-term incumbent...
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September 04, 2018 - 10:45 pm
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Insurance giant State Farm on Tuesday reached a $250 million preliminary settlement in a federal class-action lawsuit claiming the company funneled money to the campaign of an Illinois Supreme Court candidate. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis...
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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, center, celebrates victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the 7th Congressional House Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 04, 2018 - 7:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in Massachusetts (all times local): 10:55 p.m. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is congratulating Ayanna Pressley on her upset victory over U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in Massachusetts' Democratic primary. The Democratic House leader released a...
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Art Rabe and his son Logan wait for results from the Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial primary at an event for candidate Jay Gonzalez, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 04, 2018 - 7:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate seeking a second term in solidly Democratic Massachusetts, fended off a primary challenge Tuesday from conservative minister Scott Lively, a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump who questioned Baker's commitment to the Republican...
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FILE - This pair of file photos shows U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., left, on Feb. 1, 2018, in Cambridge, Mass., and Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley, right, on June 30, 2018 in Boston. Pressley is challenging the veteran Massachusetts congressman in the Sept. 4 state Democratic primary. If elected, she'd be the first black woman Massachusetts has sent to Congress. (AP Photos/File)
September 04, 2018 - 7:00 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano conceded defeat in Tuesday's primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker won his...
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Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., right, answers a question after Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Ariz., announced the appointment of the former senator to fill Sen. John McCain's seat in the U.S. Senate at a news conference at the Arizona Capitol Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 04, 2018 - 3:10 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A former U.S. senator from Arizona who is now a lobbyist helping guide the confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was named Tuesday to temporarily fill the Senate seat left open by the death of John McCain. Republican Jon Kyl cited his sense of duty in accepting...
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People pass a Nike store in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick is prompting a flood of debate online as sports fans react to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 04, 2018 - 2:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a rare example of a brand jumping into a divisive issue uninvited. Still, like it or not, American companies are increasingly being pulled into the country's political and cultural wars. Here's a look at other companies that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, Department of Homeland Security personnel deliver supplies to Santa Ana community residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Guayama, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 that 54 percent of FEMA personnel were not qualified for their position in October 2017, a month after the Category 4 storm hit the U.S. territory. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
September 04, 2018 - 11:33 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal report published Tuesday found that staff shortages and a lack of trained personnel slowed the U.S. government response to Hurricane Maria, a storm estimated to have killed nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico. The U.S. Government Accountability Office said 54...
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